Continuing the fight for Paul’s Law

Last year, Rep. Sabatina learned the story of Paul Corby, a 24-year-old autistic patient who was denied a life-preserving heart transplant by the University of Pennsylvania. In response, Rep. Sabatina introduced H.B. 1474, known as Paul’s Law, which would prohibit discrimination against any potential organ transplant recipient on the basis of a physical or mental disability.

Unfortunately, the bill was referred to committee halfway through the last legislative session and did not make it to the House floor for a full vote. As of this February, however, Rep. Sabatina already reintroduced Paul’s Law and is hoping with the benefit of a full legislative session ahead, the chances of this bill becoming law will increase greatly.

Now officially known as H.B. 585, Paul’s Law would benefit countless individuals awaiting an organ transplant. There are over 114,000 people in the United States who are on the waiting list for a transplant. As that list continues to grow, people with a mental or physical disability should have the same chance of receiving an organ transplant as any other person. Rep. Sabatina looks forward to working with fellow legislators to move Paul’s Law forward.


Dear Friends

I am honored and humbled to have been elected to serve as the next Senator from the 5th Senatorial District.

Thank you to my wife Eileen, daughter Caroline, and to all of my family for your love and support. Thank you to the voters of the 5th District for instilling your trust and faith in me. I will work hard each day to represent you. Thank you to all of the volunteers, friends in organized labor who worked so hard for the campaign, and to all of you who voted today.

John P. Sabatina Jr.


Hon. John P. Sabatina Jr.
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Philadelphia, PA 19152
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